You already pretty much know how our week went

Disappointment that we have to wait an extra month for the first ss check. Joy that it will be larger each month than we thought.

Dh fixed the furnace just one hour before our latest ice storm hit It’s running great considering our decks are still slicker than glass and I won’t gather firewood to burn off of slick porches.

Ms Faith the Duck has decided that while it’s cold she’s staying near the house under the back deck. So at least we know she is safe.

The new family is a cousin of dh’s, well a cousin’s kid. She contacted me about the family genealogy and we’ve been chatting for a few days now. She is seriously addicted to playing with dead people and tends to think outside the box in her research like I do. So our conversations have been lively. She’s rekindled my interest in knocking down some more brick walls so now I am hoping will run their usual holiday special of free access this holiday season.

We have extensive tree damage from the most recent ice storm. ½ of our circular driveway is completely blocked, which makes getting the trucks out interesting to say the least. The strange thing with this ice storm is there is over ½ an inch of ice on all the things up in the air like trees, but the ground is a sodden mess and not frozen at all.

That means we can get out to go to town IF we can safely get down off the porch! That in itself is an adventure in ice skating!

Once we have another freakish warm spell the guys will clear the driveway again, but it could be awhile looking at the forecast.

Tree is up, presents (for the most part) are wrapped, meat for the meal is doing a slow thaw and I had plans to spend the day baking cookies but the dear cousin (dc) has kept me on the computer all morning.

I just talked to dh and since they are pushing both the guys to take some accumulated vacation time and over ½ of the office is already out on vacation he and ds are thinking about coming home early. I wouldn’t mind that at all.

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